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Barnacle Book Club




The Barnacle Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00.

 

November 3, 2021  1PM     News of the World by Paulette Jiles

In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.

In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.

Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.

Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt 3and uncle she does not remember—strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become—in the eyes of the law—a kidnapper himself.

                            Grab a Book and Join us!   

Lorraine & Monica


When:
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Where:
SBYC
23rd Street
Spray Beach, NJ  08008

609-492-6845
Additional Info:
Contacts(s):
Lorraine Blazewicz
 
Monica E Kanopka
Category:
Auxiliary Events
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
CONTACT INF0:
Office: 609-492-6845
Fax: 609-492-6222
Karen Spanover:  kspanover.sbyc@gmail.com

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday
1:00pm - 5:00pm